Suzanna Chevalier

Rookie (4-18-1966 / Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Is Justice For Sale? - Poem by Suzanna Chevalier

When we get arrested we have to immediately
pay to get out…
We have to pay a lawyer to win without a doubt.
We are “guilty” until proven innocent
no matter what they say—
We have pay with money or we won’t see the light of day.
The defense attorney has to prove your innocence—
while the prosecuting attorney is on the other side of the fence.
Making money for the state by probation, or fines
this is happening all the time.
WE have to think up a better way
for the way the system of Justice is run on this present day.

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Written by Suzanna Chevalier on May 29,2013

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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